Yesterday we shared the Disclosure-produced “You Stressin’” from Bishop Nehru, and today it’s a certified legend that collaborates with the Lawrence Brothers. Apparently the meeting of exceptional musical minds happened when Mary J first heard Disclosure’s “F For You”, and fell hard for the young brothers’ production. Inspired and on her own accord, the R&B diva [...]


30 Jan
An hour-long mix of smooth soul staples & contemporary R&B

One of the more mellow mixtapes we’ll ever put up, Rhye’s set assembled for FADER magazine is putting us in the proper work mindspace. The duo who call themselves Rhye are otherwise known as singer Milosh (Mike Milosh) and Robin Hannibal of Danish group Quadron. As FADER describes: ” “The pair made us a mix [...]


30 Nov
Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Screaming Trees & Jimi

I loved Singles. It actually got me my first girlfriend. She was gorgeous, way out of my league — especially since I was a long-haired hesher. But while watching Singles she — being a fairly conservative girl from the Midwest — realized that one could actually date a guy with long hair and listened to [...]


17 Oct
370+ releases & counting for the LA indie hip-hop & soul label

Anybody who even moderately pays attention to music knows how difficult it is to survive as an independent label nowadays — the shit is brutal. What’s even harder is surviving when you’re uncompromising about your product, discriminating with your roster and meticulous about your craft. Such is the case with Los Angeles’ Stones Throw Records, [...]


28 Aug
Plus dates for Minneapolis duo's extensive autumn 2012 tour

Poliça is the Minneapolis-based duo comprised of singer/songwriter Channy Leanagh and producer Ryan Olson, who had previously collaborated in the synth-pop supergroup GAYNGS (check out our Q&A with Channy here). Their debut album Give You The Ghost carries an R&B and electro-pop fused sound and was released this past February. They’ve already put out several [...]


20 Jun
Our Q&A with Minneapolis band Poliça's angelic voice

Give You the Ghost is the debut album by Minneapolis-based band Poliça, which formed June 2011 and released their first two songs, “Wandering Star” and “Lay Your Cards Out”, shortly thereafter (see our “Wandering Star” Video post here). Having taken part in GAYNGS, the synth-disco-pop super group, producer Ryan Olsen and singer/songwriter Channy Leanagh teamed up [...]


4 May
Win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets for this Saturday night's show

We enjoy our Soul Clap here, and we think you should too. That’s why we’re gonna give away 2 pairs of tickets to the EFUNK Show in Los Angeles we posted about a couple days ago. All you gotta do is go to our Facebook page, Like Us, and enter in the Soul Clap post your [...]


2 May
Elyte & Cnyce bring their R&B-infused house to City of Angels

We’re big fans of the Soul Clap boys, so much so that we had them give us their definitive tour of their Beantown home in our Coordinates: Boston series (check it out, its hilarious). Well the duo of Elyte (Eli Goldstein) and Cnyce (Charles Levine) are celebrating the release of their debut album EFUNK (out [...]

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